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Why Sleep Deprivation Costs the Canadian Economy $20 Billion a Year

By Dr. Farrell Cahill | September 18 2018 | Brain Health, News
The average Canadian employee gets less than six hours of sleep per night. According to research, ...
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Sleep Deprivation: As Damaging to Brain Health as Binge Drinking?

By Dr. Farrell Cahill | September 03 2018 | Brain Health
If you are like many Canadians, you’re getting less than six hours of sleep per night, according to ...
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Refined sugar and highly processed foods can lead to "food addiction" and compulsive overeating

Accumulating evidence has documented neurobiological and behavioural similarities between ...
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Canadian teens among highest users of marijuana in the developed world

By Copeman Healthcare | August 29 2018 | Brain Health
Original article published on  20 Aug 2018 / in Brain Health, Live Well  / by Amra Dizdarevic, see ...
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Addiction: Early Warning Signs of Addictive Behaviours

In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experience either a mental health illness or an addiction. How ...
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10 behaviours that should raise red flags

Mental illness affects people of all ages, cultures, races, income levels, and educational ...
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Why learning a new skill in adulthood builds "cognitive reserve" to protect against dementia

By Medisys | February 02 2018 | Brain Health, Mental Wellness
To optimize your memory and thinking skills as you age, it’s important to exercise both your body ...
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How much alcohol is too much? A lot less than you may think.

How much alcohol is too much? According to a new study published in the Lancet, any amount of ...
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Turn it off: why blue light has a dark side

By Medisys | November 16 2017 | Brain Health, News, Mental Wellness
Canada is one of the most sleep deprived countries on the planet, with 30% of us getting less than ...
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Up to 40% of adults over the age of 65 will experience some degree of cognitive loss

The prevalence of dementia and cognitive failure is rising at alarming rates around the globe. Over ...
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Dementia Risk: Should You Consider Genetic Testing?

By Medisys | October 01 2015 | Brain Health, News
According to the Alzeimer's Society of Canada, there are an estimated 564,000 Canadians currently ...
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Your pathway to a better night’s sleep: Treatment options for insomnia in Canada

By Medisys | December 23 2014 | Brain Health, Mental Wellness
Most adults will experience an episode of poor sleep at some point in life, which is often ...
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